Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week: Feb 3- Feb 7
Eastside Radio’s Album of the Week is Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? by Chinatown Slalom.
Their debut album ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’, released without an arduous build-up or slow drip-feed of singles, is a joyous, experimental and enticing welcome into their vibrant world – think the trippy moments of The Beatles meeting the party-time attitude of The Avalanches and the shambolic funk of The Beta Band. If you’re into catchy pop songs stuffed with samples and summer vibes, you’ll be halfway to the beach.
Opening track ‘Dr Marvelo and His Best Friend Corkie’ is a cartoonish twist on some of the Avalanches’ most-out-there moments. ‘People Always Say What They Want’ is a soothing singalong in an album that thrives on good times.
It’s largely fun and games, but there are moments of real grit lodged in there too. ‘8:30’ shows the four-piece flashing their gnashers with a cyber-rock thumper, while the sparse ‘Ricky’s Song’ could soundtrack the grim morning after tidying-up following one of those infamous house parties.
Artist: Chinatown Slalom
Title: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
1. Dr Marvelo & His Best Friend Corkie
2. Every Minute of the Day
3. Where U At?
4. Just Love
5. Ricky’s Song
6. Bullets on a Screen
9. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
10. People Always Say What They Want